Benched Justice: How Judges Decide Asylum Claims and Asylum Rights of Unaccompanied Minors
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This book delves into the complex and often politicized world of asylum claims and asylum rights of children seeking sanctuary in the United States. This eye-opening book asks two vital questions: do immigration judges base their asylum decisions on more than just the law, and how have federal courts responded to executive policies and programs that significantly affect the rights of these minors? With over 12,000 immigration court decisions and 200 federal court cases as its backbone, this book uncovers how both legal and political factors shape the fate of children seeking asylum. The findings reveal that while political factors do influence the decision-making process, courts still strive to protect the legal rights of unaccompanied minors, pushing back against some of the more harmful and legally dubious immigration policies pursued by various Presidential administration This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the intricacies of asylum claims and asylum rights of unaccompanied minors in the United States.-From Publisher
Nolasco Braaten, Claire and Braaten, Daniel, "Benched Justice: How Judges Decide Asylum Claims and Asylum Rights of Unaccompanied Minors" (2023). Criminology and Political Science Faculty Books. 1.